● Fix any repairs: The sooner you can do this step, the better. While asphalt is permanent, its chemical compound can breakdown from season to season. It actually can expand and shrink depending on how much moisture is in the air. Cracks form quickly, and if they’re not fixed, you could find potholes forming within the cracked areas. If you see any cracks, fill them in as soon as possible. Water can fill these holes and cause more damage to your asphalt. Add a seal coat to help repel any moisture. Usually, the seal coat needs to be reapplied every 2 to 5 years, depending on how much use the asphalt gets.